Howdy guys. Some of you are probably already aware, but Kirst has started making conversion cylinders for the 1860 Army (.45 Schofield), and Dragoons/Walkers (.45 Schofield/Long Colt).
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July 16, 2008, 10:20 AM
I was told by Walt Kirst himself that the Schofield, on a Pietta gun, will also take the .45 Long Colt, as long as the ammo is no longer than 1 6/8 inches total.
I have a .45 Schofield Kirst Konverter on my Pietta 1851 U.S. Marshal, and I shoot .45 LC. I love it.
Slán go foill,
July 16, 2008, 10:54 AM
I just started loading the 45 Schofield rounds for my conversion cylinder shooting ..These are good target rounds ..The 45 Colt was getting to be a bit more horse power than I wanted for target work ...I know I could have used fillers in the 45 Colt loads ..but it makes reloading much easyer to not use them ..
July 17, 2008, 01:11 AM
45 Colt and even 45 Schoffield are much more powerful than the usual percussion load, mainly due to the weight of bullet / ball ( 250gr versus 150gr).
The open frame is not so resistant so what about wear, notably the looseness of the cylinder pin in the frame and the smashing of the recoil ring by the cylinder (may be the last one should not happen due to the Kirst ring) ?
I know that Uberti Rem 1858 often have a fast barrel twist to stabilize bullet (but not Pietta) . Pietta Colt have a slow twist that would not stabilize bullet but what about Uberti Colt ?
July 17, 2008, 04:36 AM
.44 caliber Uberti is either 1:18 or 1:56 by Cimarrons sight.